Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your website has 10 webpages, five of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the shared hosting packages that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, so you don't need any programming capabilities - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.